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June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012

Welcome to the South Carolina Bar's E-Blast, CLE Edition! 
June 27, 2012
E-Blast highlights upcoming activities, legal information and links to the Bar's website at

Real estate attorneys--Don’t miss this workshop!
S.C. Bar Real Estate Workshop
The S.C. Bar CLE Division, with special thanks to the Real Estate Section, is pleased to once again offer the Real Estate Intensive Workshop. This exciting two-day program is designed to facilitate active participation and questions from every attendee. You will have time on Friday afternoon to network and enjoy 
all that Kiawah Island Resort has to offer, including golf, tennis and beautiful beaches. This year is one you don’t want to miss, so register today! 

More upcoming seminars

Family Court Mediation Training

Ethics and Managing Business Risk in the Law Firm (click on a location to register)
Greenville, July 26
Columbia, July 27

New publication release
The S.C. Bankruptcy Practice Manual, Revised Second Edition by Jan M. Baker, C. Jennalyn and Lydia A. Eloff
The S.C. Bankruptcy Practice Manual, Revised Second Edition (2012) discusses the basic tenets of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and features helpful practice tips specifically tailored for practice in South Carolina. This helpful how-to manual also includes a user-friendly CD containing the entire book with hypertext links to local and official rules.

Valuable resource of the week
S.C. Requests to Charge–Criminal, Second Edition includes numerous chapters and a multitude of individual charges covering all of the major criminal offenses in South Carolina. This updated second edition contains 25 new charges on offenses created by the 2010 Omnibus Crime Act, in which the S.C. General Assembly abolished several very important common law offenses and replaced them with statutory offenses. The most extensive changes are detailed in the drug chapter, which contains amendments to existing charges involving elements to offenses and definitional requirements.

Webcast replays
Did you miss a live seminar because of a scheduling conflict? Do you want to get a jump start on fulfilling your CLE credit hours? Check out the following seminars offered as webcast replays:

Briefcase Lawyer: Essentials for Every Practitioner, June 29

2011 S.C. Tort Law Update, July 9

2011 Richland County Bar Ethics Seminar, July 10

In the Best Interest of the Child: The 2012 Guardian ad Litem Training and Update, July 10

Staying Out of eTrouble: Professional Responsibility and Online Networking, July 12

Avoiding 20 Common Ethics Traps, July 13

On-demand, online programs
"Short Sale" or "Shortsale," Either Way, It's a Four Letter Word featuring Shawn M. French and Jeff Popper

Awesome iPhone and Android Apps for Attorneys featuring Courtney Kennaday

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau: World Be Free featuring John J. Hearn and Jason D. Wyman

Defending Luis Posada Carriles: Anatomy of the Defense of a High Profile Case featuring Arturo V. Hernandez

Playing to the Discretion of the Trial Judge: Practicing the Art of Evidence From a Trial Lawyer's Perspective featuring the Hon. John C. Few

The Bar is currently recruiting distance learning speakers. If you tape a one-hour distance learning presentation and submit five original pages of handout materials, you are eligible for up to four hours of MCLE credit. If you are interested and want to hear more about this opportunity, please contact Jane Points-Brown at, (800) 768-7787, ext. 128 or (803) 576-3828. 

Publications coming soon  
S.C. Evidence Handbook AnnotatedEighth Edition by Justin S. Kahn

S.C. Rules of Procedure Annotated 2012
 by Justin S. Kahn

Need answers to a publication or invoice question? Want to place an order by phone? Contact Kristie Haustovich at or (803) 771-0333, ext. 126.

Drafting Employment Agreements

Lawyer Marketing: An Ethics Guide

Planning For Your Client's Biggest Assets

For a complete listing of upcoming teleseminars, visit If you have any difficulty registering for these teleseminars, please e-mail or call 1-800-694-9747.

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